Purple pins – Vogue 1204

Purple Pins – could have been a sewing Marvel comic character. 

Sews like the speed of light.
Bounds fabric stashes like a gazel. 
Can pinpoint vintage patterns with the skills of Nancy Drew.
Scan the net for fashion forward trends.

But Purple Pins wouldn’t sell to their target audience – teenage boys. 

$16 later this humble piece of cotton drill became skinny leg jeans. 
I know you’ve seen the red pair, the green pair, and the mustard legs (Purple Pins loyal and truty assistant).
Purple Pins saves the Easter Show

Purple Pins Vs Chips on a stick
Inside band and front detailing – not quiet a utility belt

Back pocket detailing

I decided to make these skinny jeans for Week 3 of Mixing it up March challenge at Sew Much Talent . Week 2 was the blouse. Week 1 UFO was the armband.

Week 1~ UFOs and WIPs
Week 2~ Tops and Blouses
Week 3~ Skirts and/or Pants
Week 4~ Try “never sewn before” pattern company

Trying to look mild-mannered

1. Weeks 2-4 must be new projects that you started at the onset of this challenge.
2. Please share picture of garment and pattern used with details. Wouldn’t hurt to share how much fabric you used as well.
3. Must meet deadlines to qualify for the prize..
4. Each week starts on Sunday (12:01 am) and ends Saturday (12:00 am)
5. SEW,SEW,SEW and be as creative as you want to be!!

My week 4 challenge is to make something from a pattern company that you’ve never used before. I’ve chosen Terrific T from Safe – t – pockets.

I originally bought this pattern for Mum and I’ll still make it for her, but I’ve never sewn their patterns before so I may as well give is a go, before I start on Mum’s version, so I get used to these instructions. So far, the instructions are really logical and helpful.

The Flounce About Jacket is the other pattern I’ve bought for Mum. Did I say that I have a fabric stash for Mum too.

Mum loves pockets and this is what drew me to these patterns. And I love using indie patterns.

Happy Easter break


  1. Loving the purple pins. Great job (as usual). I can't say that I have heard of chips on a stick – I mustn't get out enough. All up a great outfit when teamed with your lovely spring shirt.


  2. I agree with others re productivity – you must have a special dose of sewing steroids hidden somewhere! The purple pins are great – is it plain cotton or does it have elastane as well?


  3. Everyone needs a pair of purple pins! Great job on these jeans. What are chips on a stick? I am looking forward to seeing the Safe-t-Pockets pattern made up. I always like it when I have pockets to utilize, but I don't always enjoy making them.


  4. Love the contrasting fabric in the waistband. Nice job on the pants. Look forward to reading about the Safety Pockets pattern as I have that and haven't tried it yet.


  5. They look great, well done you! My friend's teenage daughter tells me that nobody who is anybody wears jeans anymore unless they're colour so that' me told. Wish I could find/make a pattern that suits: it's so hard.


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